Climbing Arborist

Website Colonial Tree Service

Not your average tree care company. Tree care with a conscience.

Colonial Tree Service is an ethical, environmentally responsible arboricultural firm located in Southeastern Wisconsin, providing high quality service to residential, commercial and municipal clients since 1986.

At Colonial, our mission is to promote and provide safe and proper care of woody plants (trees and shrubs), foster mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and employees, and give charitably of our time and resources in our local communities through volunteering and financial support.

Our core values are integrity, reliability, credibility, continuous improvement, and stewardship.

We are looking for like-minded professionals, with a passion for working outdoors, to join our growing team. Year-round, full-time employment in a supportive environment with exceptional benefits.

Current opportunity – Climbing Arborist


  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, CDL a plus
  • Capable of driving large commercial vehicles with trailers
  • Ability to identify native and introduced tree species and possess working knowledge of how that influences safe and proper tree pruning or removal
  • 2-5 years climbing trees with rope and saddle (no spurs)
  • Knowledge of and adherence to proper pruning methods (ANSI A300) and industry safety standards (ANSI Z133)
  • Proficient rigging skills working aloft to prune or remove trees
  • Proficient use of tools and equipment for the trade: including but not limited to, hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts (backyard and/or bucket truck), skid steers and/or loaders
  • Experience with or willingness to learn cabling and tree support system installation
  • Experience with or willingness to learn proper tree installation (planting)
  • ISA Certification preferred

What we offer:

  • Safe, professional working environment that invests heavily in your personal and professional development through ongoing training and continuing education.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits that include group health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, company-matched retirement plan, clothing and gear allowance, performance and certification bonuses, volunteer pay and more! Best total compensation package offered to eligible, full-time production employees in the tree care industry.

We seek the best, and those striving to become the best, to join our team. Together we can accomplish great things doing something meaningful and reap lasting rewards.

3+ years professional work history in arboriculture and candidates with 2- or 4-year degree in Urban Forestry, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Landscaping or other related fields are encouraged to apply.

Apply today at CTS Career Opportunities

Colonial Tree Service is an equal employment employer and a drug free workplace.

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